Mumbai attacks anniversary: USA announces $5-million reward for information on perpetrators

Mumbai attacks anniversary: USA announces $5-million reward for information on perpetrators

Mumbai attacks anniversary: USA announces $5-million reward for information on perpetrators

A day ahead of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack in Mumbai on 26 November, 2008, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement expressing "solidarity with the people of India and the city of Mumbai". The attacks started on 26th November and lasted until 29th November 2008; at least 166 people died and more than 300 were wounded.

Pompeo further asserted that the USA will call upon Pakistan, to uphold its UN Security Council obligation to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for this atrocity. We stand with the families and friends of the victims, whose loved ones were lost in this act of barbarism, including six American citizens.

Ten years on, the United States offered a new $5 million reward for the capture of the remaining attackers and called on Islamabad to cooperate with the hunt for the planners of the assault. In April 2012, it announced reward offers for information that brings to justice LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed and Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, another senior LeT leader.

Even after 10 years of the terror attack, the fear of terrorism is still in our inside.

A party linked to the charitable wing of the LeT contested Pakistan's national elections in July, failing to win any seats but winning more than 435,000 national and regional votes.

Cricket icon, Sachin Tendulkar also paid tribute to victims of the bad Mumbai terror attacks that took place a decade ago, saying "we shall stand united and tall against terror".

India marked the tenth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks with ceremonies at sites across the city that became battlegrounds in the wave of violence that killed scores and dealt a critical blow to relations with neighbouring Pakistan.

Relatives of the victims will lay wreaths at a police memorial honouring the dead. Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving gunman, was given the death sentence and hanged. The 26/11 terrorist attack was planned, executed and launched from Pakistan territory.

Hafiz Saeed was put under house arrest after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, but was freed by a court in Pakistan in 2009.

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